Tri-State Urges Phased-in Fare Hike, Expanded Service for Suffolk County

At a public hearing today, Tri-State spoke out for Suffolk County Transit riders, who could see a $.50 fare increase on May 1.

While acknowledging that fares haven’t been raised system-wide for two decades, Tri-State Policy Director Ryan Lynch urged County Executive Bellone and the Suffolk County Legislature to phase in the hike over […]

Will the New Tappan Zee Really Solve I-287’s Traffic Problems?

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and New York State Thruway Authority recently released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project. Despite popular demand for better public transit in the I-287 corridor, the project’s DEIS makes few provisions for public transportation in the Lower Hudson Valley. Many residents want a bus rapid transit (BRT) system, and Tri-State has set up a website to advocate for BRT’s place in the project.

This is the third installment of a series of Mobilizing the Region posts that explains why the state is wrong to conclude that the Tappan Zee should be built without bus rapid transit. Today, we examine the DEIS’ analysis of traffic conditions on the bridge and in the I-287 corridor.

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Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement Hearings This Week

The Tappan Zee Bridge public hearings are being held this week | Photo: rockinfree (via flickr)

Four months after the fast-tracking of the Tappan Zee project, the public will have an opportunity to testify about New York State’s plan to replace the bridge.

There is no shortage of questions about the project, which differs […]

Winners and Losers

Your weekly guide to heroic and villainous actions in tri-state transportation and development.

Winners

Ozzie Carty, age 3, was struck by a cab at the Greenwich and Duane intersection last year | Photo: DNAinfo

Tribeca residents—NYCDOT has installed a traffic light at the perilous Greenwich and Duane intersection, where a three-year-old […]

Fixing the Senate’s Transportation Bill

Opposition has continued to mount against the House’s anti-transit, anti-safety federal transportation bill, to the point where House leaders admitted this week that the bill needed to be seriously revamped. While the House bill may be headed back to the drawing board, the Senate is likely to keep its MAP-21 transportation bill at the top […]

Fresh Direct Delivers Dirty Air to the Bronx

Fresh Direct's relocation to the South Bronx will bring truck traffic and pollution | Photo: freshdirect.com

The South Bronx, an area with some of the highest asthma rates in the country, will soon be getting more than fresh food from Fresh Direct.  Local residents can now expect more traffic and pollution as a […]

Connecticut Advocates Push for Vulnerable Users Bill

A Bridgeport cyclist—legislation under debate in Connecticut would hold careless drivers responsible for harming pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable users | Photo: Ned Gerard, CT Post

Today, Tri-State and other advocacy organizations—including the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters and the Connecticut Citizens Transportation Lobby—are testifying in favor of a Connecticut bill that would penalize […]

A Conflict of Interest on Nassau’s Transit Advisory Committee?

Late last week, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced the makeup of the county’s Transit Advisory Committee (TAC), the body tasked with overseeing the newly-privatized Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) bus system. Many of the appointed committee members have the skill sets necessary (e.g. financial consulting and labor) to oversee one of the nation’s […]

TSTC Running Ads in Journal-News

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In addition to running radio spots urging Rockland and Westchester residents to demand transit on the Tappan Zee, TSTC is placing ads in the Journal-News.

For more information on transit’s place in the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project, visit […]

New Radio Ads Tell Albany to Put Transit Back in the Tappan Zee

Tri-State has started running radio ads on 1010 Wins urging Rockland and Westchester residents to demand transit on the Tappan Zee Bridge’s replacement. Public hearings on the project’s draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) will take place on February 28 and March 1. The ad text is as follows:

It’s now or never to tame traffic on the Tappan […]